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News Iron Ore

Canadian Iron Ore Exports

Canadian iron ore exports rose 3.9% year-on-year in July to reach a 10-month high of 5.0 Mt, according to the Tex report. Annual increases in shipments to the US, UK and Holland more than mitigated a drop in exports to China and Japan.

News Oil

US Shale Oil Output on the Rise

US tight oil production from the seven major shale formations is projected to rise 74K b/d m-o-m and 873K b/d y-o-y to a record of 8.84M b/d in October, according to the latest drilling productivity...

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News Oil

Chinese August Crude Runs Near-Record High

China’s crude oil throughput rose 331K b/d m-o-m and 873K b/d y-o-y to 12.77M b/d in August, which was the second highest level on record, data from the National Bureau of Statistics show. Robust crude...

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News Oil

Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities Cuts 5% of Global Oil Supply

An attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities has cut the Kingdom’s output by 5.7M b/d, Saudi Aramco said on its website. This is equivalent to about 5% of global oil supply as of the end of August, basis...

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News Minor Bulks

Indonesian Minor Bulk Exports

Combined exports of Indonesian nickel ore and bauxite jumped 1.0 Mt year-on-year in July to 3.4 Mt, Bank Indonesia reports. At 22.7 Mt, combined exports in January-July were up 7.5 Mt on the corresponding period last year.

News Economy

Chinese Industrial Output at 17-Year Low

Chinese industrial production slowed by 4.4% year-on-year in August, its slowest rate of growth since February 2002, the National Bureau of Statistics reports. 

News Steel

Chinese Steel Output in August

China’s crude steel production reached 87.3 Mt in August, a 9.3% year-on-year gain, according to the latest data from the country’s National Bureau of Statistics. At 664.9 Mt, output in the year to date rose 9.1% on the same period in 2018.

News Oil

Equinor Begins Crude Sales from Two New North Sea Fields

Equinor has started selling its first crude cargoes from the new Mariner and Sverdrup oilfields, Reuters reports citing statements from a senior company executive. The sweeter Sverdrup grade, with an...

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Event Research & Consultancy

ICS Dry Bulk Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research was a speaker at this annual event, held in Vancouver on 15 November. His paper included an analysis of the impact on dry bulk trade from the US-China...

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Event Research & Consultancy

2018 KOBC Maritime Conference

The inaugural conference organised by Korea Ocean Business Corporation was held in Busan on 8 November. SSY's Head of Research, John Kearsey, was among the speakers where his topic was "Dry Bulk Market Prospects in a Changing Landscape".

Event Dry Cargo

Metcoke World Summit 2018

John Keeshan, Senior Director of Chartering at SSY USA, was a speaker at this year's event held in Pittsburgh on 7-8 November, where his paper examined the key factors shaping the dry bulk freight market in 2018 and the outlook for the supply/demand balance in 2019. 

Event Dry Cargo

Regional Coal Buyers Conference 2018

Held in Malaysia on 8-10 October, this conference included a presentation by SSY's Robin Thomas on recent developments in, and prospects for, the dry bulk freight market.  Dr Thomas also participated...

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